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Isfahan to host 35th World Conference on Science Parks

Isfahan to host 35th World Conference on Science Parks

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – The 35th World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation will be held in Iran’s Isfahan during September 2-5.Managed by IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation), the conference will host 500 specialists from 50 different countries. This is the first time that this conference will be held in Iran. Its previous...

Iran plans to eradicate bloodborne Hepatitis B

Iran plans to eradicate bloodborne Hepatitis B

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (Press Shia) – Iran is planning to totally eradicate the risk of spreading Hepatitis B via blood transfusion, said Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, head of the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization.Vaccinating blood donors against Hepatitis B and promoting individuals born after 1994 – who have received Hapatits B vaccine after birth – are among the main plans of Iran to wipe out...

Allergen in Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease

Allergen in Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a different reason -- a food...

Three Planets Discovered in Entirely New Way

Three Planets Discovered in Entirely New Way

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – We have lots of ways to detect planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. Some planets are close enough that we can see them just by looking at the night sky, while others are only detectable using powerful telescopes. Some we can’t see at all — we only know they exist through indirect evidence. We may see dips in the brightness of a distant star that...

Oman opens new university cooperated by 3 Iranian universities

Oman opens new university cooperated by 3 Iranian universities

TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (Press Shia Agency) – At the opening ceremony of Oman’s National University of Science and Technology in Muscat, the officials of new university thanked Iranian officials for helps to set up new academy in Oman.Oman’s National University of Science and Technology opened in a ceremony attended by Iranian ambassador to and cultural attaché in Oman on Tuesday. At the opening...

New Type of Depression Identified

New Type of Depression Identified

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Depression is a mental disorder that affects over 300 million people around the world. While treatments exist, many of them are based on one hypothesis of how depression arises. Patients that do not fit this mold may not be getting benefits. A study led by Hiroshima University (HU), which was published online this May in Neuroscience, shed light on how one protein called...

Artificial Sweeteners Can Still Lead to Obesity, Diabetes

Artificial Sweeteners Can Still Lead to Obesity, Diabetes

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Maybe switching from regular soda to diet doesn’t help as much as we thought. A new study from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University links artificial sweeteners to obesity and diabetes, claiming sweeteners change how the body processes fat and uses energy.Researchers fed groups of rats diets high in sugar or artificial sweeteners including aspartame...

Iran to host 29th Intl. Biology Olympiad (IBO)

Iran to host 29th Intl. Biology Olympiad (IBO)

TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – The 29th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) will be held at Tehran's Espinas Palace Hotel on July 15.IBO 2018 is being organized by the Ministry of Education of Iran in partnership with the Universities of Tarbiat Modares and Tehran. The event will begin on Sunday, July 15, and will end on Sunday July 22, 2018. Over the week there will be two full days...

Loneliness Is Bad for Heart

Loneliness Is Bad for Heart

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Loneliness is bad for the heart and a strong predictor of premature death, according to a new study. Loneliness is bad for the heart and a strong predictor of premature death, according to a study presented today at EuroHeartCare 2018, the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing congress. The study found that feeling lonely was a stronger predictor of...

Tehran to hold 1st general aviation expo

Tehran to hold 1st general aviation expo

TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (Press Shia) – The first edition of an international general aviation exhibition will be held in Tehran on 3-5 July, 2018.The event, titled ‘International Specialized Flight Exhibition; Flight Bases and Recreational Aviation’ will be held on 3-5 July at Shahre Aftab International Exhibition Center in Tehran. The exhibition, the first of its kind in Iran, aims to...